Thursday, October 18, 2012

Frustration, Elation, Anticipation and Progress

I have a new computer. Well, a new to me gift from my cousin in California who is a computer guy. It is his three year old system and it is better than my old one that was about to pass into computer heaven. For the last several years, he has gifted me with his old systems when he upgrades. It's a blessing for sure. And even though I'm so very thankful, it can be very frustrating to switch everything over from one to the other and get it all going.

It took me two weeks to get it all in sync with my internet connection, my kindle and get my files transferred. And I have to admit I did say a very bad word once.  But I think I have it all under control now and working like it's supposed to. Keeping my fingers crossed anyway.

I won a book giveaway from SewCalGal!! I was elated. It's called Urban County Quilts by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks.
I can't wait to try one of the projects inside. Maybe this one first....
It's always nice to win something. I have been winning books mostly in the past year, but would be happy as a clam to win some fabric. Speaking of which, I'm anticipating the arrival of these beauties.


They are Jason Yenter fabrics and I won't receive them until after the first of the year. I ordered them from my good friend Tonya who has a fabric page on facebook. Click here to check her out. It's a prepay order but at least I know eventually I will get them. The first five I plan to make into a quilt of some kind, the last two I plan to make myself an awesome new purse. I can barely wait!!!

I'm progressing with my postage stamp quilt to the point of having three strips ready to connect. I quilted the strips separately thinking it would make it easier since there are so many little blocks.
I pieced them all by hand, and they are not perfectly square anywhere you look, but that's the fun of hand piecing. I can hardly wait to finish it so I can place it on the twin bed in my sewing room.
When I do finish, I will post it on The Seam Rippers blog.

So that's what I've been up to in the last week or so. Thanks for stopping by!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

What gorgeous fabrics! And you postage stamp is just beautiful.

Y said...

I've never seen anything like those fabrics! I REALLY like the design and how the colors work. Can't wait to see the postage stamp quilt on the bed. It sure looks like a LOT of work.

Still Standing said...

Love the colors in the fabric!